Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 December 2070 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2070 after 14 days on 17 December 2070 at 16:05.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 877 of Meeus index or 1830 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 877. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2070. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 878 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠163.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠187.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
14 days after point of perigee on 19 November 2070 at 07:55 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 December 2070 at 13:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 235 km (251 801 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 585 km (252 640 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 28 November 2070 at 03:19 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 December 2070 at 18:04 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 20 November 2070 at 04:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.488°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.543° in the next southern standstill on 4 December 2070 at 00:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.